Ghost Cartels

On the Run (Pt1)

Game played: Thurs 7/14/11
Setting: Thurs 2/26/71

You all met the Johnson at Infinity on Thursday; accepted the job, retrieving a data disc containing (purportedly) a personal video of sentimental importance to your employer. You probed your contacts which eventually led you to an ork rocker named Nabo, who’d received an email offering the sale of said optical disc. You went to the concert venue for his farewell-to-Seattle show (a warehouse) a few hours early, and after trying to pass yourselves off as VIPs (which they didn’t go for on the grounds that not a single one of you was a troll or ork), you settled for passing yourselves off as stage crew and they let you in. Eventually Nabo arrived; half of you conned your way into his room, where you were recognized from your previous con job and it came to a firefight. His ork gang buddies got Stick-n-Shocked to the ground and he was intimidated into handing over his commlink for later analysis.

On the way out, though, you were made when the trolls outside the door poked their head in to see two orks on the ground. A brief combat/escape took place and everyone managed to get outside the warehouse. While driving away Amano and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, driving Joe’s van, were the only ones who did not drive well enough to completely evade the ork bikers in pursuit. Amano popped open the back of the van, allowing both his Doberman combat drone (which was in the back) and Ed to fire at the ork gangers. They took out all three (wounding and de-biking, but not killing any of them), but not before Amano received a through-and-through to his shoulder (FIRST BLOOD!). Ripper/Biscuit and Joe were able to patch him up pretty well, though. Everyone cheesed it back to their respective haunts.

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On the Run Pt2

The party traced the data on the commlink back to a hacker named Zipper who hangs out at a bar called the Cathode Glow. They get there, and bribe her into giving up her employer, a guy named Kerwin Loomis. They go to Loomis’s bar, the Coda, but he’s ducking out the back door when they get there. They chase him into the junkyard where a fight ensues: The party, another team of runners hired by a third party to find the disc, and the gang the Loomis keeps around as his personal protection.

The party shoots up the whole place, severely wounds Loomis, kills 8 guys, captures 2 others, and get the disc. The disc is returned to Mr. Johnson. He pays the team not only what was agreed but also gives a bonus, for a total of 12500¥ on receipt.

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A Stranger in Our House Pt1

Alright, well, here’s what happened. You guys met with the Johnson, who was working as a stripper. She gave you a file containing photos of two guys, AmerIndian gang Lieutenants by the names of Alec Littletree and Xa Firebird, with instructions to tail and take notes on each of them over the course of the next week. She offers 35,000¥ total.

Day one (3/6/71)

Smiley and Joe tracked Firebird to a campus party at UW, where he is known to deal tempo. Smiley, to ingratiate himself with the tempo crowd, bought a dose second hand from a partygoer and took it. He had a pretty interesting time and woke up next to a sorority chick.

Meanwhile, the rest of the team tracked Littletree from his safe house in the Verge (the border area between the Redmond barrens and Salish-Shidhe terrority) to a bar in Tacoma, where he met with a guy from a gang who would later have a very bad day. Three Yakuza were sitting outside the bar, seemingly eavesdropping on the same guy. While Zull is inside eavesdropping, the rest of the team noticed a car full of Yaks coming at them and book it out of there, but are being tailed. Amano and BFT busted out their respective big guns and we know how that ended (though Amano’s van took a surprisingly high amount of damage in the process). They swing back around to retrieve Zull and Joe, who was stranded at the party while Smiley was getting some.

Day two (3/7/71)

Amano repaired a few points of damage to his van, but couldn’t afford to repair it all; the group gives him 1000¥ from the group fund, but he still has 3 boxes of damage. Surveillance on Littletree continues, except today he doesn’t go to the bar. The team is, however, confronted by the Ragers.

They peacefully draw the Ragers out to be near their van, and then fighting begins. Joe took a couple of bullets (6 damage), Amano’s van took a couple of hits (totaling 8 damage), and BFT got caught with his pants down (almost literally) without his combat armor, but otherwise it went pretty smoothly. The team took out Caine (the leader), 4 lieutenants, and 12 grunts.

One lieutenant is currently sitting scared shitless behind a car. Combat has just ended. Joe is wounded.

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